Monday, 11 May 2009

Monday Morning Inspiration # 70


A holy man was having a conversation with God one day and said, ' God, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.'

God led the holy man to two doors.. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in.

In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.

The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished.

They were holding spoons with very long handles, that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful.

But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.

The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. God said, 'You have seen Hell.'

They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one.

There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water.

The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, 'I don't understand..'

It is simple,' said God . 'It requires but one skill. You see they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves.'

Remember that I will always share my spoon with you !

Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.

Courtesy: My uncle's mail

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19 comments:

Antony said...

""Remember that I will always share my spoon with you""

Sure, We will also...

Arv said...

another lovely one to remember :)

thanks da :)

Dhanya said...

I just loved this one. Friends surely are family that we choose for ourselves. :)

Prashant Sree said...

Have come across this one before. Good for a Morning Inspiration.

Keep Inspiring !

Sharmilee! :) said...

Hey tats a sweet note to be shared, Liked it lots!

Vasanthan said...

the point of feeding others didn cross my mind when i was reading till hell.
so i guess, when i go to hell i will not repeat the same mistake!
thanks for the heads up!

tulipspeaks said...

awesome motivational post!

ammu.

Vasanthan said...

Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday Dear Shalini......
Happy Birthday to You!!!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Antony

Nice phrase :) thanks for vistiting my blog. Do stay in touch !

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Arv

Glad to know you liked it :) Thanks so much!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Dhanya

Glad to know that dear .. So, true friends are one of the relationships we choose for ourselves :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Prashanth Shree

Thank you so much! glad to have you in my blog. Do stay in touch .. will visit yours soon :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Sharmilee

Thanks dear :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vasanthan

The same thing happened with me as well .

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Ammu

Thanks dear! :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vasanthan

Thank you so so so much!! :)

Balaji said...

gud one, may inspire ppl..

Balaji said...

motivating factor in this one

Vinod Sundaram said...

"friends are the family that we choose for ourselves"..you are indeed sharing these inspirational stuffs(spoon)with us in ur blogposts.. :)

keep inspiring!!!